My name is Bear Cole. I am a Technology Professional with experience in I.T. Hosting and Server Administration, and Web Design and Marketing. I currently work for Pier 2 Marketing as a Trainer/ I.T. and Customer Service Manager.
I hold degrees in Audio Engineering and Studio Recording, and Web & Graphic Design. I also have education and experience in Web Development and I.T. I have been a DJ for over 2 decades, toured as a Solo Musician, Member of Several Groups and Bands, and as an Audio Tech and Roadie. My number one asset is my entrepreneurial spirit and diversity of skill. I never stop learning and pushing myself to be more well rounded.
Much of my experience is in Management, Internet & Production Technology, and Training. I have Managerial experience in multiple realms. I currently manage a team of customer support specialists, and work to make sure we provide amazing support for our clients and partners. I was a Supervisor and Lead for GoDaddy hosting technology and customer service teams for years. I also Managed a full team of Event Professionals and DJ’s planning concerts, festivals, and weddings for PeaksPro Event Services. I was also the Head of the Audio Department for LMG Inc. in their Phoenix office. In these roles I was responsible for the Management and Training of hundreds of team members!
I am also a DJ, Musician, Entertainment Consultant, and Audio Engineer from Flagstaff, Arizona. I am the Wedding & Events Manager and Head DJ for 1st Drop Entertainment. We provide Professional Level DJ, Audio. Lighting, and Photo Booth services for Weddings, School Functions, Corporate Events, and Company Parties. When I’m not helping organize events you can catch me behind the tables playing music.
I also own an Entertainment company called 1st Drop Entertainment. We help promote, throw, book, and even consult for bands, DJs, musicians, comedians, venues, and bars and restaurants. We take care of the Entertainment side of things, so you can focus on what you are good at.